PHOTOS, VIDEO: New-Look Facade for Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress Completed at the Magic Kingdom

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Since we reported on the beginning of the new paint scheme a few weeks ago, I know many readers have been anxious to see the finished product on the Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom. Well, it finally appears that the project is nearing completion:



The doors now feature the original pavilion logo used at the park, although the arrows are going the wrong way… (we are nitpicking though)




The design is loosely based on concept art John Hench created for the Disneyland version of the attraction.





Any remaining gear-related signage should be leaving shortly, probably during the short refurbishment next week.

If you want to see the new facade in action, we also have a video to share with you today:

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • I would imagine the arrows go that way because of “progress”. I would think if the arrows went counterclockwise it would be showing the past and not the future? Just a guess.

  • My family and I were there in April and got stuck in the carousel! We sat in our seats, not moving, and listened to the same Christmas scene, turkey burning in the oven for about 20 minutes! We finally got up and walked out. Hopefully that little problem has been fixed!

  • So what the exterior was painted, the ride is a mess, outdated and goes down all the time. The inside is really disgusting…..just went to it yesterday

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